Kendrick Lamar receives Oscar nomination for Best Original Song

Kendrick Lamar has a number of major accolades to his name, including 12 Grammy Awards and a Pulitzer Prize. The Compton rapper could soon add Academy Award winner to his CV, as he is up for Best Original Score at the 2019 Oscars. Kendrick and SZA’s collaboration for Black Panther, “All the Stars”, is among […]

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Chris Brown arrested in France following rape accusation

Chris Brown was arrested in Paris on Monday following accusations of rape. According to The Associated Press, Brown was detained with two other people after a woman filed a complaint with authorities in the 17th arrondissement of northwest Paris. A police official says one of one of the other suspects is Brown’s bodyguard, while the identity of […]

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It Didn’t Stink, So Why Did The Critic Fail to Become a Hit Show?

“Oh, my shrink was right, God does hate me!” — Jay Sherman When it premiered Jan. 24, 1994, The Critic had everything going for it. Written by Simpsons showrunners Al Jean and Mike Reiss, with future Superbad writer-director Judd Apatow in the writer’s room, it had a voice cast that included SNL star Jon Lovitz, Simpsons […]

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Huey Lewis and the News Is Releasing Their First Album In 18 Years — With BMG

BMG has just announced the signing of Huey Lewis and the News. The band, having enjoyed a string of top-40 singles throughout the 1980s and early 1990s, will release their first original material in nearly 20 years. Across four decades, the San Francisco-based quintet has thrilled generations of music lovers with their timeless blend of […]

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A GoFundMe Page for Unpaid Fyre Festival Catering Staff Raises Over $142,000

Fyre Festival cofounder Billy McFarland scammed a lot of people.  Among these were the unsuspecting owners of Exuma Point Restaurant Bar & Grill. Last year, Elvis and Maryann Rolle were contracted to provide catering services to the Fyre Festival. They prepared no less than 1,000 meals per day in April 2017. According to the catering […]

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Copyright Directive and Article 13 Hit a ‘Brick Wall’ in the EU

Have Google’s intensive lobbying efforts managed to sink the Copyright Directive, especially Article 11 and Article 13? According to multiple reports, Copyright Directive talks in the European Union have indefinitely stalled. Lawmakers called off talks at the last minute Friday after the European Council failed to agree on a compromise. After the Directive passed last […]

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Looks like Spotify Is Preparing to Launch in India on January 31st

Spotify may be preparing for a late-January launch in India — with or without major label deals in place. Several months ago, after launching in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), Spotify was reportedly eyeing another part of the globe. Frenetically making deals with major Indian rightsholders, the streaming music giant now looks ready to […]

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Spotify Is Prepping a $100 Voice-Controlled In-Car Music Player

Will Spotify’s new in-car device have its own data connection? Early last year, and ahead of its direct listing on Wall Street, Spotify posted three job positions. The streaming music giant had sought an Operations Manager in Hardware Product and a Senior Project Manager in Hardware Project.  The company also wanted to hire a Project […]

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